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QHi is a multi-state benchmarking project designed by small rural  hospitals and clinics in Kansas and across the country to evaluate and compare their clinical, financial and operational performance. The Web-based tool includes a dashboard and reporting application where hospitals create self-defined peer groups for comparison and benchmarking. The growth of the user driven QHi program has exceeded expectations and is now being used by more than 300 hospitals in 15 states, including 113 hospitals in Kansas. For more information, contact Sally Perkins or Stu Moore at (785) 233-7436. QHi Brochure

KHA is a sponsor for the QI Project. The QI Project assists organization leadership in overseeing patient care quality and identifying opportunities for improvement. Quarterly reports allow for comparison to aggregate rates and longitudinal trending. QIP is an approved ORYX vendor. If you have questions, or are interested in participating, contact Sally Othmer at sothmer@kha-net.org.

The Physician Quality Reporting System, PQRS, is a reporting program that uses a combination of incentive payments and payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information by eligible professionals (EPs). Under PQRS, covered professional services are those paid under or based on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). To the extent that eligible professionals are providing services which get paid under or based on the PFS, those services are eligible for PQRS incentive payments and/or payment adjustments. The Kansas Hospital Association is working with the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, the Kansas Medical Society and the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care to gather resources for providers to facilitate participation in PQRS and avoid penalties.

 


For more information on this program, contact Jennifer Findley at jfindley@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436.
Registrations must be received at KHA by Thursday, April 19, 2018. Refunds will be given only for those cancellations received before 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Walk-ins will be permitted only if room is available. Contact Lorri Dean at (785) 233-7436. Please make checks payable to KONL and return this completed form to: KONL, 215 SE 8th Ave., Topeka, KS 66603-3906.
Join us for a Noon Briefing Webinar on Tuesday, May 1, when representatives from KFMC and KMS will provide an overview of their peer review services, the Kansas peer review statutes, other available services and respond to questions.
Plan to attend the upcoming KSHIMSS Spring Conference,Health Information & Technology - Connecting with CareMay 3rd and 4th in Wichita KS.
For registration questions, please call Lorri Dean at KHA (785-233-7436).For other questions, please call Melanie Urban, KARQM Vice President and Education Chair (785-639-3379).